Casual victory screech!
I have always struggled with pigeon variations because I have a hard time with hip openers. Today I finally held One Legged King Pigeon, a pose I’ve dreamt about doing for quite some time now.
It’s amazing to learn what your body can do with practice and patience.
I’ve been having some trouble with my neck recently because I slept on it wrong, so I decided to make this little photoset. If you have a little kink in your neck or a sore back these poses will help stretch you out.
As always, make sure you warm up and don’t push yourself too hard, ESPECIALLY if you have neck pain. (And if the pain is too much, TAKE A BREAK FROM YOGA, and definitely see your doctor, neck and spine pain is no joke) This should be a gentle and restorative set of poses!
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all rang in 2014 in wondrous and joyful ways!
I’m sorry this challenge is a bit late in getting to you, but I was traveling for the holiday and my access to WiFi was not what I had expected it would be.
I had many requests to make a beginners’ challenge, but this ended up having poses of all levels. But! Please don’t be discouraged from participating if you are just starting yoga! I will post preparatory and modification poses for more advanced moves and practicing is how you learn. A super shmancy page will be up soon with all of these poses but it will still be under construction for the next few days.
Your Favorite Pose
Three-leg Down Dog
Wide Squat Twist
Your Least Favorite Pose
Eight Angle Pose
Your Favorite and Least Favorite Poses
Upward Facing Two Foot Staff
In honor of the New Year, I am planning to share something new that happens to me each day this month, and I think it would be wonderful if you guys would join in! These “new experiences” don’t have to all be profound or important, it’s just an encouragement to notice the new things in your life and how constant change is in our world.
I would love to see all of you guys doing yoga (and hear about your new experiences), so if you want to share please tag your post with #januaryogis or #sunandstrength
“It’s my belief that history is a wheel. ‘Inconstancy is my very essence,’ says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don’t complain when you’re cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it’s also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away.”